adolph gottlieb


“Chrome Green” is a paradigm of Adolph Gottlieb’s iconic “Burst” series, which commenced in the 1950s and continued on until his death in 1974.

This work features two of Gottlieb’s most recognizable forms; discs and starbursts. While they appear to be expressionist forms, they are often highly symbolic and inspired by primitive art.

Like the best of Gottlieb’s work from this era, this print is divided horizontally, featuring a circular, two-tone form, similar to a diluted pupil, suspended above the explosive starburst anchored below. Gottlieb was a master colorist and here he juxtaposes merlot and crimson as well as jade and forest green. 

The duality in this work and its meditative nature calls for deep reflection, commanding varying visceral responses. 

Compared with his peers, the original Abstract Expressionist posse (Arshile Gorky, Hans Hoffmann, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko) Adolph Gottlieb arguably created the most easily recognizable paintings. 

Gottlieb's practice is strongly connected to gestural painting, yet his works also possess a calm and almost contemplative energy that is often at odds with the work of Gorky, Hoffmann, and Pollock (whose canvases can be heavy with angst or violent or chaotic applications of paint).

As Gottlieb's paintings are selling for upwards of $6 million at auction, his fine prints are a must-have for the young collector passionate about American Abstract Expressionism.

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“Chrome Green”

USA, 1972 


Signed, dated, and numbered by artist 

From an edition of 150

35”H 27.5”W (work)

39.5"H 31"W (framed)

Very good condition.

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